General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
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On The Record

One thing is for sure. The 2006 General Convention of the Episcopal Church provided clarity on the actions on the previous convention in confirming the election of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire and opening the door for local option of same-sex blessings.

“I regret the pain, but I do not regret the action…I affirm it.”

The Rt. Rev. Vincent Warner of the Diocese of Olympia at Wednesday night’s hearing on the Windsor Report resolutions

'Thirty liberal bishops issued a statement of dissent, saying that they could not abide by the new resolution. Bishop John Chane of Washington, a prominent church liberal who officiates at the National Cathedral in American capital, said that he would not agree to block the ordination of any gay bishop.

“I will defy the resolution by consenting after prayer and careful consideration to any person duly elected by a diocese in this church,” he said.

'On the other side, five conservative bishops accused the General Convention of “misleading the rest of the Communion by giving a false perception that they intend actually to comply with the recommendations of the Windsor Report”.'

For more reaction on the events of GC2006, read the entire piece from Ruth Gledhill.


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